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  • Japan
  • Honshu
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • 1200 CE
  • Country
  • Subregion Name
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.087°N
  • 138.32°E

  • 2480 m
    8134 ft

  • 283031
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1200 ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Yoko-dake, NYk-1 tephra
0400 BCE (after) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Yoko-dake, NYk-2 tephra

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Japan Association Quaternary Research, 1987. Quaternary Maps of Japan: Landforms, Geology, and Tectonics. Tokyo: Univ Tokyo Press.

Japan Meteorological Agency, 2013. National Catalogue of the Active Volcanoes in Japan (fourth edition, English version). Japan Meteorological Agency.

Kawachi S, Nakaya S, Muraki K, 1978. YPm-IV pumice bed in Northern Yatsugatake, Yatsugatake volcanic chain, central Japan. Bull Geol Surv Japan, 29: 793-805.

Nakano S, Yamamoto T, Iwaya T, Itoh J, Takada A, 2001-. Quaternary Volcanoes of Japan. Geol Surv Japan, AIST, http://www.aist.go.jp/RIODB/strata/VOL_JP/.

Yokodake lava dome, capped by eight small craters, has been active into the Holocene. The most recent eruption took place about 800 years ago, when ash emission accompanied emplacement of a small lava flow. Yokodake is at the northern edge of the Kita-Yatsugatake (North Yatsugatake) group of stratovolcanoes and lava domes at the NW end of the NNW-SSE-trending Yatsugatake volcanic massif. The basaltic-to-dacitic Kita Yatsugatake group also contains the Tateshinayama, Shimagareyama, Chausuyama and Futagomine volcanoes. Tateshinayama is sometimes known as Suwa Fuji because of its conical profile. A large lava flow forms the Tateshina-kogen plateau south of Tateshinayama and Yokodake. A debris avalanche from edifice collapse in 888 CE created Matsubara Lake on the east side of the massif.